Our Staff

We use a traditional working environment where our Matron of 17 years effectively and efficiently manages The Old Rectory but it is her forward thinking and caring nature that ensures that our home has a great atmosphere and that staff are happy, comfortable and supported to do their very best for our residents.

We believe that alongside our residents, the staff are the most important part of our care home, in fact, they are the care home. We respect and value our staff and successfully create a family-style working environment where each person feels at home in a loving and caring surroundings. We are extremely proud to say that all of our RGN Nurses have been here between 5 and 25 years and most of our care staff over 5 years. We like to think that our family approach to nursing allows us work well together and support each other. We know all our resident’s and they know us.

Training is paramount and all staff go through our own rigorous induction program followed by the implementation of a personal training and development strategy to ensure that our high standards of care are always maintained.

We have qualified NVQ Assessors, a Moving and Handling Trainer, and Nurse Training Mentors all in house. The majority of our care staff either hold or are undergoing NVQ 2/3 training. A staff development and training file is on display at the front desk. This holds certificates awarded to our staff on completion of various courses attended and is updated regularly.

All our staff wear the homes uniform tunics or dresses. The tunics or dresses are colour coded to delineate grade/job role and to aid recognition by some of our more poorly sighted residents.

  • Dark blue – Matron & Deputy Matron
  • Hospital blue – Registered Nurse
  • Light blue – Care assistant
  • White – Care assistant (male)